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Call for Papers – Young Journal of European Affairs

Published on: Friday, 01 October 2021


Please note: We accept submissions on a rolling basis. As such, there is no formal deadline for submissions. You can submit at any time and will be considered for the next possible issue.

The Young Journal of European Affairs (YJEA) is looking for your contribution to its second issue in 2022! Articles can be submitted on a rolling basis. At the moment, there is no formal deadline for submissions to our second issue. The YJEA is a junior journal based in Munich, where students can publish academic papers on European Union policies from the very beginning of their academic career. From the first semester onwards, we offer students an alternative to having their papers, some of which already contain a lot of work and potential, disappear into oblivion after grading. The YJEA provides students with opportunities to learn important key qualifications during their education, which are essential for a potential career in science.

You are eligible to publish if you are still studying. Papers by PhD candidates will not be accepted, unless they have been written during their Bachelor’s or Master’s studies. Submit your papers about issues concerning the European Union from the perspective of International Relations, mainly but not exclusively focussing on these five policy areas:

  •       European Public Policy
  •       European Integration
  •       European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy
  •       European Political Economy
  •       Global Governance Perspectives on the EU

You will benefit from our double-blind peer-reviewing procedure, which is in line with the highest academic standards of quality assurance and used in most senior academic journals as well. The Editorial Board of the YJEA as well as experienced academics will give you detailed feedback on your work and help out with advice for the revision.

We exclusively accept academic articles. Shorter opinion pieces can be submitted for publication in the YJEA Blog to Articles might have been written as e.g. coursework for university, your bachelor or master thesis or as independent work. Please notice the format requirements on our website.

There is no guarantee that your manuscript will be published. This depends on the outcome of the peer-reviewing. The review process might take six months or more. Also, check our website for more information on plagiarism. For further questions, please refer to

First Issue of the Young Journal of European Affairs (YJEA)

Download the complete first issue of the Young Journal of European Affairs (YJEA).

Download the Editorial of our first issue by our Co-Founders and Co-Editors in Chief, Lara Breitmoser and Florian Lenner.

Download our Interview with Dr Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive and Chief Economist at the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels.

Bostani, Mostafa (2021): EU Normative Foreign Policy Actorness on Iran’s Nuclear Profile Capability and Limits

Friedli, Marc (2021): The Public Opinion of EU-Movers – Comparing Evaluations of EU Membership for Countries of Residence and Countries of Origin

Naumann, Stephan (2021): Informal Coalitions and Leadership in the European Union’s Foreign Policy – Making Foreign Policy through Informal Governance

Wagner, Philipp (2021): Das Vertrauen junger Tunesierinnen in politische Partizipationsräume Warum die EU-Demokratieförderung ihren Blickwinkel ändern muss